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Visual Revelations: Graphical Tales of Fate and Deception from Napoleon Bonaparte to Ross Perot

Out of Print

By: Howard Wainer

130 pages, Figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 1997 | #122801 | ISBN: 038794902X
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Part 1 Graphical failures: how to display data badly; graphical mysteries. Part 2 Graphical triumphs: graphical answers to scientific questions; three graphic memorials; a Nobel graph; Todai Moto Kurashi; picturing an L.A. bus schedule. Part 3 Graphical forms: humble pie; double Y-axis graphs; tabular presentation; a rose by another name; trilinear plots; implicit graphs. Part 4 Using graphical methods: measuring graphicacy; graphs in the presidential campaign - why weren't they used more broadly?; visual aids when comparing an apple to the stars. Part 5 Improving graphical presentations: integrating figures and text; elegance, grace, impact, and graphical displays; sense-lining; making readable overhead displays - finally.

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